Re "College entrance measure shelved" (Page A1, March 18): With one son in high school and a second on the way, it appears to me that academic success is 50 percent smarts and 50 percent student and parent discipline.
I believe this ratio will tilt more heavily toward discipline and family support in the coming years. Instead of meeting the need to create more university seats, Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 was a short-sighted example of political pandering that would have thrown smart, disciplined kids out of the system in favor of less qualified applicants.
The winners of this pandering won't be the next generation of kids. It will be those with the best lobbyists with the most money, and you will be able to see the results in the squandering of the so-called state surplus.
-- Jonathan Schrader, Elk Grove, CO